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					                       Mann Engineering
                       Energy Management/Renewable Energy Specialists




                     Decommissioning Plan Report

                         Site 19 – Belleville Solar Farm


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Date: Apr 6 , 1010




Contact Information:


Web Page:       www.mannengineering.com
Mailing:        Mann Engineering Ltd.
                161 Cartwright Avenue
                Toronto, ON M6A 1V5
Email:          solar@mannengineering.com
Telephone:      416-201-9109




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Table of Contents


1      Introduction ..........................................................................................................................................................3

2      Procedures for Decommissioning after Ceasing Operation ..................................................................................3

    2.1        PV Module Collection and Recycling ............................................................................................................3

    2.2        Management of Materials and Waste .........................................................................................................4

    2.3        Facility Dismantling and Site Restoration.....................................................................................................4

3      Procedures for Decommissioning during Construction (Abandonment of Project) .............................................5

4      Forward Thinking ..................................................................................................................................................5

Appendix A Requirement of Project Decommissioning Report by Ontario Regulation 359/09 Renewable Energy

Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act ...........................................................................................................................6




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1     Introduction

A 10 megawatt (MW) solar farm is proposed to be constructed at Old Highway #2 (Legal Description: Part Lot 30 &
31, Concession 1, North of Old Hwy 2) in the Former Thurlow Township in the City of Belleville, County Of
Hastings, Ontario.

The proposed solar farm will be mounted on steel supports and arrayed in long WE rows. Each array will be
connected to a small shelter that houses electric current conversion equipment and switches. The electric power
from the converter shelters will be run via underground or surface cable to electric utility interconnect equipment
at the edge of the arrays, and from that to the electricity distribution line (i.e. grid).


2     Procedures for Decommissioning after Ceasing Operation

The Project has an estimated useful lifetime of 30 years or more, with an opportunity for a lifetime of 50 years or
more with equipment replacement and repowering. This section, however, assumes that at the end of the 20 year
power generation contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) the system will be completely dismantled and
the site restored to its preconstruction state.

Mann Engineering is committed to improving the global environment. Therefore, as supplier and installer of the PV
modules to the Project, Mann Engineering has been working with the panel manufacturers to establish policies
and procedures to maximize recycling and minimize waste during the Project’s construction, subsequent operation,
and eventual decommissioning. Furthermore, as supplier and installer of the panel racking system to the Project,
Mann Engineering has been working with the racking manufacturers to establish policies and procedures to
maximize recycling and minimize waste during the Project’s construction, subsequent operation, and eventual
decommissioning.

It is not expected that any water courses, hazards or bodies will be impacted by the renewable energy project. The
required setbacks will be respected in the site layout and the preventative measures outlined by the Construction
Plan Report will be ensured. As a result, no specific restoration of water courses, either during construction or
decommissioning, is planned.

An Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, including a response and communications plan related to the
decommissioning process, will be developed to complement the Design and Operations Report and the
Decommissioning Plan Report, if necessary.

2.1       PV Module Collection and Recycling

Mann Engineering will be utilizing solar PV modules with recycling plans to promote the collection and recycling of
modules and to minimize the potential for modules to be disposed of as municipal waste. Alternatively, solar
panels with remaining useful life can be sold for other applications. The module recycling program includes the
glass and the encapsulated semiconductor material, which will be collected by the manufacturer and recycled into
new solar modules or other products.

Some key elements of recycling PV modules include:

      •    Collection: Mann Engineering will manage the logistics of collecting the modules and provide packaging
           and transportation to the recycling center. The module owners only requirement is to dismantle and
           package the modules in accordance with Mann Engineering ’s instructions;




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      •     Recycling: The module manufacturer, or a comparable recycler, will recycle or reuse as much of the
            module as possible. All recycling processes are monitored to ensure compliance with applicable
            regulatory requirements regarding occupational health & safety, recycling, waste management, etc. Any
            elements that can’t be recycled will be disposed of outside the project location’s municipality and in an
            environmentally friendly way.

Managing the product life cycle, from raw material sourcing through end- of- life collection and recycling, enables
Mann Engineering to create a sustainable product life cycle that strives to provide the most environmental
benefits.


2.2        Management of Materials and Waste

During construction of the Project, the only waste produced will be typical construction waste, such as
miscellaneous packaging materials. Any solar PV modules damaged or broken during construction will be returned
to Mann Engineering’s warehouse in Toronto, Canada to be recycled into new modules or other products. Other
construction waste will be removed in accordance with applicable local requirements at a minimum but Mann
Engineering’s goal is to recycle 100% of all construction debris and will work with local subcontractors and waste
firms to segregate material to be recycled. However, any material that can’t be recycled, Mann Engineering will
endeavor to dispose of it outside the project location’s municipality and in an environmentally friendly way. The
project uses substantially the existing topography, so import or export of fill material at the site during
construction is minimal. Furthermore, soil removed for construction purposes will be relocated on the site or used
for landscaping after construction is complete.

2.3        Facility Dismantling and Site Restoration

The Project consists of numerous recyclable materials, including glass, semiconductor material, steel, and wiring.
When the Project reaches the end of its operational life, the component parts can be dismantled and recycled.

Although a subsequent owner of the facility follows its own procedures for decommissioning, Mann Engineering
has a suggested procedure to be followed to clear away the power facilities and restore the site for re-use. The
Project components will be dismantled and removed using minimal impact conventional construction equipment
and recycled or disposed of safely. All components shall be removed from the site using experienced local
subcontractors. The recommended sequence of events goes as follows:

      1.    The PV facility shall be disconnected from the utility power grid.
      2.    Individual PV modules shall be disconnected and shipped to recycling facilities for recycling and material
            re-use.
      3.    Site aboveground and underground electrical interconnection and distribution cables shall be removed
            and recycled off-site by an approved recycling facility.
      4.    PV Module support steel and support posts shall be removed and recycled off-site by an approved metals
            recycler. There are no concrete foundations used in the installation of the support steel.
      5.    Electrical and electronic devices, including transformers and inverters, station HVAC equipment, and
            lighting fixtures shall be recycled off-site by an approved recycler.
      6.    Pre-cast concrete electrical shelters and their foundations shall be removed and either recycled off-site by
            a concrete re-cycler or crushed on-site and used as fill material.
      7.    Fencing shall be removed and will be recycled off-site by an approved metals recycler.
      8.    The only roads constructed for the project will be dirt roads that can be re-fertilized for arable land.
      9.    The Project Site could be converted to other uses in accordance with applicable land use regulations in
            effect at that time of decommissioning. There are no permanent changes to the site and it can be




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         restored to its original condition including re-vegetation.

The pre-construction site state mostly includes open fields and young trees. No wetlands exist on the site; however
a water course does enter the southern part of the site. The renewable energy generation facility will not
significantly degrade the soil or land quality, which is rated as CLI Class 6 land unsuitable for annual cultivation. Any
soil removed for construction purposes will be relocated on the site or used for landscaping after construction is
complete. As no soil will leave the site, it can be relocated after construction or after ceasing operation to prevent
soil erosion. Trees can be replanted accordingly.


3    Procedures for Decommissioning during Construction (Abandonment of Project)

In case of abandonment of project during construction, the same decommissioning procedures as for
Decommissioning after Ceasing Operation will be undertaken and the same decommissioning and restoration
program will be honoured, in as far as construction proceeded before abandonment. The facility will be dismantled,
materials removed and recycled, the soil that was removed will be graded and the site returned to its
preconstruction state.


4    Forward Thinking

This report assumes, unless there is an abandonment of project during construction, that at the end of the 20 year
contract for power generation with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the project will be completely dismantled
and the site restored to its preconstruction state. Alternatively, it is also possible that, at the end of the 20 year
contract, the OPA offers a new power generation contract as the bulk of the system is expected to last at least 30
years with proper maintenance and replacement schedules. In this scenario, the system would continue producing
power for many decades to come or until the OPA decides not to renew the sites contract.




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    Appendix A Requirement of Project Decommissioning Report by Ontario Regulation 359/09
    Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act


                        Set out a description of plans for the decommissioning of
                         the renewable energy generation facility, including the
                                                 following:
                                                                                        Any renewable energy
      Decommissioning                                                                project, other than a project
3                       1. Procedures for dismantling or demolishing the facility.
         plan report                                                                 in respect of a Class 2 wind
                        2. Activities related to the restoration of any land and                facility.
                        water negatively affected by the facility.

                        3. Procedures for managing excess materials and waste.




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